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to disagree on how the government might help add jobs. the president seemed to call on more government initiatives while romney seeks less. the debate started about an hour ago and has 30 minutes less. we will have more in a live report from denver for you in just 12 minutes. >>> now to our continuing coverage of the oakland a's story. this afternoon the plot got even more improbable. on the final game of the regular season in front of a packed coliseum crowd, the a's quenched the american league west after never having once led the division all year. there was quite a celebration this afternoon. fred. >> absolutely, gasia. the second showering this week as a matter of fact. you know, june 30th, the oakland a's trailed texas by 13 games in the standing and since then they went on a 57 to 26 tear. this is the best record in major league baseball since june 30th and their mo is usually come back victories just like today. they trailed texas 5 to 1 in the fourth inning when the a's put ten batters up to the plate. they scored six runs on four hits, two walks, and one big error for texas.
after that incident. > departments in the bay area feeling the squeeze as the government cuts grants to help those departments. figures show that this year the government cut $140 million in financial aid to local fire departments. california was already hit with a two million dollar reduction in federal fire grants in 2010. the united states fire administration which helps local firefighters is also poised for a budget cut. >> they are limited dollars. locally they struggle with budgets at the federal level. >> reporter: oakland officials say their department is dealing with tough economic times and they say they will have to start looking for other sources of revenue if grants continue to dry up. >> now to the election coverage. romney has taken a slight lead over the president. according to polls, in the five- days after last week's debate 49% of likely voters say they support romney, 47% say they back obama. however, among all registered voters, the president still holds a three point lead over romney. >> the folks behind seasame street asking the obama campaign to stop runnin
. mitt romney referred to trickle down government and said he doesn't think that is something the american people believe in. twitter says last night's debate was the most tweeted about event in twitter's history. mitt romney was the clear winner according to twitter. they found 47,000 tweets with the word romney in there, versus 30,000 referring to president obama. in 30 minutes, what a lot of people are talking about, mitt romney's comment about cutting funding for pbs. a local station tells us how the viewers are responding. >>> fbi investigating the death of u.s. ambassador chris stevens, spent 12 hours at the scene of the attack. u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others were killed one month ago. attorney general eric holder said the probe has been ongoing and it took till now to visit because of security problems. >>> dedication. dedication to finish the job that they started. so now he is home. >> the final farewell to a marine, 70 years over due. >> i am back here at 5:20 p.m. cooled off today, 10-15 degrees in some places. the weekend is coming, how much cooler
government, major lenders and community partners. data from 2007 through 2011 shows one of every seven in the flatlands neighborhoods received a default notice. officials will address the problem to take advantage of the new settlements. they hope to reach 3500 through community outreach and offer services as well as legal and financial help. >>> a's resume division playoff series at the coliseum 6:00 tonight they can't afford to lose another game. they worked out yesterday. each of the next three games is an elimination game. the area announced anderson will be starting tonight. giants in the same do-or-die situation they face the reds in cincinnati today. bailey threw a no-hitter and reds have not been swept at home all season. forget the odds the giants' bats have been asleep at wheel, scoring only two runs in both game one. one mover loss for the giants and it is over. this is the -- one more loss for the giants and it is over. this saturday it turns around. >> go to our facebook page under abc7news.com click on go giants and a's choose your team and post its badge on your facebook
by governor romney. >> i saw the president's vision as trickle down government and i don't think that is what america believes in. i see instead a prosperity that comes through freedom. >> mitt romney celebrated the successful first day bait with a surprise pit stop there in denver. he is set to attends events in virginia later today. >>> the polls conducted last night suggest mitt romney was the clear winner of the efficiency presidential debate. a cnn poll of 430 people who watched the debate showed 67% thought romney won compared to 25% who thought president obama won. the cbs news poll of undecided voters found 46% siding with romney, 22% for mr. obama. and 32% saying it was a tie. >>> here is some of what both the president and romney said during last night's debate. >> i like the fact that in my state we had republicans and democrats come together and work together. what you did instead was to push through a plan without a single republican vote. >> over the last two years healthcare premiums have gone up it is true but they have done up slower than ape time in the last 50 years. >> i p
the afghan government can work out some kind of an agreement once combat forces leave. they have approved any peace deal. >>> the average american household family comes if congress fails to avoid a looming cliff. that is according to the center. tax cuts are set to go into effect in january but a bipartisan group of senators are working on a plan that would put off increases in cuts while addressing the deficit. lawmakers say no action will be taken until after november. >>> mitt romney's campaign is out with a new scathing add campaign ahead of tomorrow's debate. here is more on how the ads target president barack obama on taxes. >> reporter: the mitt romney's campaign new slow began, we can't afford four more years of president barack obama. and in a new ad out today, mitt romney is accusing president barack obama of raising new taxes and planning new tax increases if he gets another term. >> liberals pay for government run healthcare, you will pay more for taxes and for your medicine. >> reporter: campaign staffers say he has lowered taxes and his claim is mostly true, both candidates are
to 8.2% in september. it was 8.1% in august. yesterday the government reported a slight jump in first time mortgage claims. mortgage buyers, the average rate on a 30-year loan now is 3.36%. record low rates have led more home owners to refinance their homes. experts say that trend could help jump-start the economy, as well. >>> in the presidential race mitt romney says he was completely wrong when he commented that 47% of voters are dependent on the government. he told fox 11 news' sean hannity he believes in supporting all americans. romney and president obama both hit the campaign trail yesterday following their first debate in colorado. the president acknowledged romney's stellar performance but questioned the republican challenger's accuracy. >> when i got on the stage, i met this very spirited fellow to claims to be mitt romney. you about i know it couldn't have been -- but i know it couldn't have been mitt romney because the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. >> i saw the president's vi
. >>reporter: but the wheels of government run slowly. u.s. epa rarely grants state waiver. last one granted was after hurricane katrina. because california has special restriction to ensure we have the cleanest gasoline in the world the state must sign off first. >> we have another layer of government activity that has to take place legally. >>reporter: as painful as the prices are not everyone thinks california should switch to winter blend so soon when temperatures can still be on the high side. just this week parts of the state suffered through a heat wave when summer fuel help fight off health damaging plugs. >> cleaner burning gasoline are california gasoline is a key control measure. cuts the emission that cause smog and send people to hospitals and emergency rooms. >> with the exxon mobile toerns refinery back on line supply should incree. holesale praise dropped up to 50 cents. won't be reflected at the pump until next week so expect prisons to stay hay for few more days. california needs to expand infrastructure. build more refinery. pipeline. storage. but that is not as ea
under control. >> reporter: and the role of government. >> reporter: tonight will mark the first of three debates between the two presidential hopefuls this month. as for the two vice- presidential candidates, they will square off in their own debate, michelle, next week. >> all right. so what kind of impact can these debates have on the polls if any? >> reporter: certainly this is a tradition that began 52 years ago. and if history is any indication, there may be some unforgettable moments tonight. certainly i think both candidates are hoping for a spike in the polls based on what happens tonight but more than anything i think they are hopefully as well hoping that they avoid any gaffs which can often times be more memorable than any successful points made at the debate but mitt romney is even specifically mentioning that this will be a critical point in his campaign. this is the first time of you have to think that the two are actually standing as equals obviously with president obama being the incumbent, some would say he has an advantage in terms of face time and the percepti
. >> reporter: and the role of government. tonight's debate will be the first of three between the two candidates this month. as for the vice-presidential hopes of, frank and michelle, the hopefuls will face off in their own debate next week. >> is it make or break for either candidate? we know mr. romney of course is the incumbent so he has to be favored a little bit but romney has been practicing for months now and a lot of people think he comes off somewhat robotic and what not. is it a bigger night for him? >> reporter: you know, mitt romney himself has said this will be a critical moment in his campaign. both have been practicing using proxies to fill in for the opponents. the incumbent usually doesn't do well on the first debate. they say that's because the challenger is essentially elevated just from being on the very stage with the president for the first time the two actually seen as equals in the campaign and in the election. both sides hope to avoid any gaffs which if history is any indication can often times be more memorable. >> it's like being a referee at a baseball game
the disperty that earned our state the grade of an f. >> reporter: a video by citizens against government waste compared two hypothetical architects. >> bob works for a private company, jerry is a state government employee. bob drives a nice car. jerry's car is 40% nicer. >> the disparity makes no sense. >> reporter: the taxpayer watchdog says california state workers bank an average $43.10 an hour compared to $30.65 for the private-sector employee. that's because the totals include wages, benefits and pensions. >> these pensions are unaffordable an freezing out basic services. >> reporter: the watchdog group says if this trend continues, sources like police and fire will suffer as the government pays pensions, not everyone agreed. >> to make a statement like that ignores a lot of facts and unique circumstances that are at work in many states and cities. >> reporter: the retirement administrators says pension contributions make up fewer than 9% of a state's budget. the association says the report demonizes workers. california received an f. in washington, jaqqueline fell. >>> president obama an
, you have government contributions and you have investment returns, which the governor himself puts at about 75% of the total fund. >> in the past decade, the returns have been pretty poor. >> reporter: mike is director of research for california common sense. it's a nonprofit group devoted to transparency in government. he explains that the state's two largest pensions have enjoyed relative success in the long run hitting their investment marks over 20 years but not recently. >> it's a matter of perspective. they would argue that historically their assumptions are well grounded. the question is, of course, going forward can we rely on history to predict the future. >> recent history has been staggered at best. here's a look at calpers performance, down 27. in 2008. up 12.1% in 2009. up 12.6% in 2010. then up 1.1% in 2011. here's where the math part of this comes in handy. trust me. i'm no mathematician. if your rate of return goes down, unfunded liability gets larger. for example, if you have the rate of return on these pension funds at 7.5% right now it's estimated unfunded liabil
police department want the federal government to take it over. coming up at 7:45, a court appointed police monitor weighs in. his thoughts on the department's response during an occupy protest. >> time now 7:06. >>> in election news mitt romney's campaign is re- energized after what many are calling a solid performance in the debate with president obama. >> i apologize mr. president, i use that term with all respect. >> coming up for you at 7:15, which of the candidates did the best according to debate watchers surveyed and also a closer look at some of the statements made about tax cuts. >>> in other news a memory is being planned in san francisco for am bas discoer chris stephens, killed in libya. his parents shared photos with us here at their home in oakland. stephens was killed september the 11th when protesters attacked the u.s. embassy in been been ben ben gazi. they are doing that there. >> they are doing that blue angels show there. and get more information about that and the rest of the festivities in san francisco, go to ktvu.com and look for the hot topic section and th
that the police department may be taken over by the federal government. the police department is one step from being ran over by the federal government. we are filing a motion. the attorneys are frustrated with the city's lack of progress. there stating that the city fell to put a court order reforms in order. they are not in compliance with the stand-up control and they do now have the correct number of sergeants. they are not in compliance with the. the city had about nine years to do this to identify problem officers. this has been challenging but there is no one here that is ducking from their responsibilities. the chief and the mayor they all want to get it done but at the end of the day they have not got it done. the judge could make a decision on this request or they can be delayed to a different time. >> to people murdered in san jose just after 8:00 p.m. last night. the police was called to downtown and officers went to a home where a man was shot and killed. a friend of the victims said that the shooters were gang members. all i was doing was enjoying my birthday can some guys came b
coming up. >>> this morning congressional committee warning u.s. government agencies and private industry to avoid doing business with china's two leading tech firms. report warns that the companies pose major security threat to the united states. year long investigation found the companies are influenced by the chinese government and the telecommunications gear they sell may be compromised. the report to be released this morning vices recollection lay fors to block attempts by the -- two companies to expand in america. >>> cupertino-based apple not responding to conflicting reports about problems at foxconn where iphones and many other gadgets are made. foxconn denies workers staged a strike friday to protest conditions. advocacy group says there i was work stoppage that temporarily paralyzed production. workers set to be upset with tighter standards imposed. >>> venezuela's president chavez has won reelection. people were celebrating in caracas overnight it is his closest race yet after a bitter campaign in with it opposition accused him of unfairly using venezuela's oil wealth and tota
romney duked it out in denver. and it was all about what rolle the government should play in the lives of americans. healthcare, and the economy, big topics of the debate >> the first presidential debate is now in the books. a contentious but not overtly hostile affair. they traded jabs about how to bring jobs back to america and other points. one of the issues was tax cuts, specifically cuts for high-income americans. >> i will not reduce the share paid by high-income individuals. i know that you and your running mate keep saying that, but it's not just not the case. i've got five boys. i'm used to people saying something that's not true and hoping i'll believe it. but that is not the case. >> for 18 months, he's been running on this tax plan. and now five weeks before the election, he's saying that his big, bold idea is never mind! and the fact is if you are lowering the rates the way you describe, governor, then it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high-income individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class
. they are counting on the afghan government. >>> the average american household faces a $3500 tax increase if congress fails to avoid a looming fiscal cliff. automatic tax hikes and spending cuts are set to go into effect in january but "the new york times" reports that a bipartisan group of senators is work og a plan that would put -- working on a plan that would put off increases. lawmakers say no action will be taken until november. >>> president obama and mitt romney are taking a break from the campaigning, getting ready for the debate. alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. bureau to tell us with the stakes are high for mitt romney. >> reporter: a poll shows an 18- point lead among voters for mitt romney. the president will spend another day and practicing for another day. this is mitt romney's eighth day of prep in the last month. but he told supporters last week, he won't be using the event to try to score political points. >> there's gonna be all of the scoring of winning and losing. in my view, it's not so much winning or losing or even the people themselves, the president m
to offer combination government i.d.s and bank cards to all citizens. city council members voted to give the final go ahead during tonight's session. all residents can get a card. the debit card fax function keeps people from having to carry cash. the cards will roll out in 60 to 90 days. the price will be a one-time fee of $10 for minors and senior citizens and $15 for adults. richmond is considering a similar program. >>> it was standing room only at milpitas city council meeting. the topic, outsourcing the police department. citizens attended to tell the mayor why they don't think it will work for their city. when the community found out they turned to facebook to gather support against that idea. >> we kind of have become the face of the community. and as a result of that, we've heard a lot of feedback from people that they want to keep those kind of services in this community. >> i have no idea what your financial situations are, where you are looking for money. but do not take it away from our police and fire departments. >> council members agree that outsourcing should be voted on
. >> reporter: and the role of government. bigad shaban, cbs news, denver. >> you can see the debate live here on cbs 5 at 6:00 tonight. >>> 4:42. more airplane seats coming loose during another flight. what american said is the big problem. >> plus, an outpouring of support. why a tv anchor spent four minutes responding to a viewer's critical email. >> and first he shoots and scores and celebrates a hockey star's disappearing act. that story coming up. [ laughter ] >> after the break. poor guy. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, hockey league player in new jersey bags a goal the bad news. he picked the wrong wo celebrate-- watch as taylorx >>> this junior hockey league player in new jersey bagged the goal but the bad news is he tries to celebrate and crashes right through the boards there through the glass. guess what. he's okay. [ laughter ] >> a little embarrassed and now he has highlights all over the country this morning. [ laughter ] >> they won, though. probably a little sore. >> what a memorable way to celebrate. >> he went right through the plexiglass. >> that hurts. >>> big changes today, of course,
in city government, including the mayor to ask is enough being done? >> i think that if there are those who are desirous of hurting myself or any council members, we probably should start look at that and take it a little more serious. >> there are a number of things that could be addressed, obviously. we haven't felt the need to do so in vallejo. and we probably at least need to think about it. metal detectors are very common in government buildings. >> reporter: councilmember reed says he fears the growing sense of anger expressed at city hall could easily turn violent if more isn't done to protect city leaders and the public. >> it's just a matter of time before something really seriously happens here in this building that i work in. it is -- you know, i feel it in my bones that something is going to happen. >> now reed says the council has discussed bringing in metal detectors, but not everybody is on board with that idea. it's a discussion that is also taking place. in vallejo. reporting live in oakland, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> thanks, jodi. >>> and still to come
think there's a legitimate argument about whether the federal government should be funding pbs. in terms of the effect it would have on the deficit is sort of silly. here is the math. i said it earlier. this is how much the corporation for public broadcasting is part of our budget. two-thirds of our budget is entitlement. the debate should be about how do we pair back entitlement spending or cut back larger government spending in terms of adding to the deficit. that's just my point this morning. >> i have a program on pbs, but we don't get any money from pbs to create that programming. it comes through underwriters in foundation. >>> we'll visit monaco land of fun, security and no income tax. you are watching "cbs this morning." cbs "this morning". two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf. and every day since, we've worked hard to keep it. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help people and businesses who were affected and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open for everyone to enjoy -- and many areas are rep
there are concerns it could lead to a wider war. the exchange began 5 days ago. the turkish government once supported the president but now s now a -- but is now a supporter of the rebels. >>> collecting wreckage from where a drone was shot down yesterday. no word on the origin of the drone and it was taken down by jet fighters. no group claimed responsibility. hezbollah is expected. >>> in spain demonstrators took to the streets to protest punishing government cuts. spain's over all unemployment is 25% while theyie unemployment is 50%. -- the youth unemployment is 50%. tempers are rising and a strike may be brewing. >>> still to come a brawl in san francisco that left one man fighting for his life, plus -- >> playoff fever in san francisco, but it is giving these fan as case of nerves tonight as the giants try to get even against the reds. what fans are looking for on the field. >> plus that meningitis outbreak keeps growing, how many people have been effected and the effected and california businesses that could be linked to the debate. >> paul ryan and joe biden get ready to go head to head. >> an
before. >> demonstrators in spain with an unemployment rate of nearly 25%. the government is hoping that government spending could help reduce the deficit. the financial well being will help the stability of the bureau. it is a larger economy for the euro. >> here is a look at the bay bridge. mostly clear skies but high clouds. those high clouds are making its way to the weather system that are offshore. and making some changes with the form of cooler temperatures. additional cloud coverage and the chance for showers. right now, temperatures are in the 50s. and more mild in redwood city. san jose and futurecast. looking at clouds that weather system is finally getting closer to the west coast. by tomorrow we will see some showers but those are sting to the north of ukiah. for tuesday, they will be sitting to the north on ukiah. notice, that rainfall will be offered shore. and towards the central coast and eventually out of california we could see some straight, spotty showers on tuesday. perhaps even on wednesday with a stray showers. finally pressing out on thursday. temperatures w
forums online. the candidates are answering our questions. today's topic the role of government big versus small. >>> 4:32. investigators are looking for the gunman who shot and killed two men while they were driving through west oakland. police received reports of shots being fired at the intersection of filbert and 10th just before 10:00 last night. the two victims found dead inside their car a block away near 12th street. so far, police have no suspects or motives. >>> hundreds of people turned out in hercules to remember a woman murdered in her home. mourners marched behind the husband and children of susie ko last night as they walked to a vigil. her body was found on friday. her husband had called a neighbor to check on her after she didn't pick him up at the airport. police say she had been stabbed and suffered blunt-force trauma to the head. >>> i was so devastated. i couldn't believe it was really happening. but, of course, it did. >> last homicide we had here was 2010. we have only had 5 homicides in the last 11 years. >> the fbi is assisting in the case because police in
after the government releases september employment statistics. president obama and mitt romney both hit the campaign trail yesterday following their first debate in colorado. the president acknowledged romney's stellar performance but said romney can't pay for his tax plan without sticking it to the middle class. >> we can't afford to double down on the same top-down economic policies that got us into this mess. that is not a jobs plan. >> they plan on raising taxes on the american people and that will kill jobs. we will not let that happen. we want to create jobs, not kill jobs in this country. >> when asked which candidate would best handle unemployment, romney topped the president 51 to 45% in a cnn/orc poll taken before the debate. >>> well, that debate the president's debate performance has been widely criticized as not up to snuff. former vice president al gore speculated the colorado altitude may have been a factor. >> when you go to 5,000 feet -- >> exactly. >> -- and you only have a few hours to adjust -- >> that's interesting. >> it may be a stretch. romney was at the same al
on government. >>> mitt romney says he was completely wrong when he commented that 46% of voters are dependent on government. he told fox news' sean hannity he believes in supporting all americans. meanwhile, romney and president obama both hitting the campaign trail yesterday following their first debate in colorado. the president acknowledged romney's stellar performance but questioned the republican challenger's accuracy. >> when i got on the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney! but i know it couldn't have been mitt romney because the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. >> i saw the president's vision as "trickle-down government." and i don't think that's what america believes in. >> nielsen estimates 67 million people saw wednesday evening's debate, the most watched debate since 1992. >>> the jobs report will be a hot topic on the campaign trail today. america's unemployment rate is at a nearly 4 year low and wall st
the role of government, big versus small. >>> two men are dead this morning after a gunman opened fire on their car driving through oakland. police received reports of shots being fired at the intersection of filbert and 10th just before 10:00 last night. the two victims found dead inside their car a block away near 12th street. so far, police have no suspects or motives. >>> contra costa county now an outpouring of grief and support after the murder of a retired schoolteacher there. hundreds of mourners marched behind the husband and the children of susie ko last night as they walked to a vigil. her body was found on friday. her husband had called a neighbor to check on her after she didn't pick him up at the airport. police say she had been stabbed and suffered blunt-force trauma to the head. >> i was so devastated. i couldn't believe it was really happening. but, of course, it did. >> last homicide we had here was 2010. we have only had 5 homicides in the last 11 years. >> the fbi is assisting in the case because police in hercules do not have all the necessary resources. authoritie
on multiple volunteer boards but how taxpayers are paying for it. >> the reaction to the govern governor's signing of a controversial bill. >>> and welcome news for caltrain riders. stay with us. [ woman ] dear chex cereal, i've never written a fan letter before, but you've done what i thought was impossible: you made good-for-you, gluten-free cereals in a whole bunch of yummy flavors. cinnamon chex and honey nut chex are two of our favorites. when my husband rob found the chocolate one, we were in cereal heaven. the only problem is, with so many great flavors you're making it very hard to choose. so thanks. from your fans, the mcgregor family. 'cause we love chex. [ male announcer ] love chex? connect with us on facebook. >>> opening statements in the trial of a woman accused of killing 26-year-old nursing student michelle lei. prosecutors began by showing a photograph of her smiling and then later a surveillance photo of her heading into the parking lot where she was last seen in may of last year. lei's body was found four months later between sunol and pleasanton. prosecutors say that
today it will be refunding customers. the refund comes after a government investigation into charges american express illegally charged late fees, discriminated against some clients and lied about rewards. the company also agreed to pay almost $28 million in fines to regulators including the consumer financial protection bureau. >>> fed chairman ben bernanke today defended policies used to stimulate the economy. he listed other thing that is can be done. >> such as putting the federal budget on a sustainable path. reforming the tax code, improving our educational system supporting technological invasion. and expanding international trade. >> reporter: bernanke also rejected criticism that the federal reserve is laying the ground work for inflation and letting the government run up huge budget deficits. >>> get ktvu news to go now. download the ktvu app, click on the live icon and you can watch all of our newscasts live right there on your mobile device. >>> a bay area man who started an innovative anti poverty program says he is deeply honored to learn he is the winner of a mcarthur
a government investigation into charges american express illegally charged late fees, discriminated against some clients and lied about rewards. the company also agreed to pay almost $28 million in fines to regulators including the consumer financial protection bureau. >>> fed chairman ben bernanke today defended policies used to stimulate the economy. he listed other thing that is can be done. >> such as putting the federal budget on a sustainable path. reforming the tax code, improving our educational system supporting technological invasion. and expanding international trade. >> reporter: bernanke also rejected criticism that the federal reserve is laying the ground work for inflation and letting the government run up huge budget deficits. >>> get ktvu news to go now. download the ktvu app, click on the live icon and you can watch all of our newscasts live right there on your mobile device. >>> a bay area man who started an innovative anti poverty program says he is deeply honored to learn he is the winner of a mcarthur genius award. maurice lim miller started the family independence ini
and ends with zeus. they go alphabetically. the weather channel is naming the storm's not the government. >> i can't wait for cesar, that's one of the names this year. >> coming up the biggest game in years and oakland. we have a live report coming up. five people shot and killed in oakland new details coming up ahead. winners and losers on wall street will have rob black coming up. the presidential debate we will speak about that coming up in just two minutes. >> a buy last 24 hours and oakland leave the five people dead. we'll show you where the shootings happened. >> we are coming up on the first presidential debate of 2012. we will show you who will come out on top. will this be a game changer for either candidate and this election? >> the stage is set for some political theater and tender. you can expect to hear both candidates make a persuasive case to voters. who has the better plan to turn this economy around? present about--obama power of the competition change? >> he's got to connect policies to the economic conditions that we're experiencing right now. yet to meet the choice b
% of supplements have labels that claim to treat a disease, and that's illegal. for example, the government says this label for a product containing vitamins and a compound called dim-complex is legal because it claims to boost the immune system and support overall health, but it does not say it treats a specific disease. this label for a product containing algae and an herb is illegal because it claims to treat diseases including herpes and the flu. >> this raise report raises questions about the extent to which these claims are truthful and not misleading. the fda doesn't have the ability to look at the substantiation behind the claims, so there's no way for consumers to know if the claims are truthful. >> reporter: federal law classifies them as food, not drugs. products are required to be safe, but the fda only monitors them after they're on the market. when it comes to proof, supplement makers are only required to say research has been done. they are not required to show it to the fda. the natural products association issued a statement saying "this small sample of supplements shouldn't sme
to the view he had when he ran four years ago. that a bigger government, spending more, taxing more, regulating more. >> are we going to double down on the policies that got us into this mess, or do we embrace a new economic patriotism. >> reporter: romney often looked directly at the president who instead addressed most of his responses to the audience, or the moderator. the debate remained sizzled, mitt romney went after the president for green energy, and high profile companies in the bay area. >> you put $90 billion, like 50 years worth of breaks, into solar and wind. i have a friend who say you don't just pick the winners and losers, you pick the losers. >> reporter: the president said his plan doesn't add up. >> i think math, common sense, and our history shows us that's not a recipe for job growth. >> reporter: tonight's debate might also be remembered for what the president did not bring up, his successes, such as the turn around of the auto industry, and the romney gaffes what romney said 47% see themselves as victims. >> live outside the debate convenient new in denver, wh
plan. i'd just as soon not have the government telling me what kind of health care i can have. >> every study has shown that medicare has lowered administrative costs than private insurance does which is why seniors are generally pretty happy with it. and private insurers have to make a profit. >> reporter: even advisers to president obama admit romney did well. >> i give him credit for a strong performance. >> reporter: the debate was one of the most substantive in recent history. now democrats hope to seize on the details to attack romney moving forward. >> are we going to hold the governor accountable for his fraudulent positions? yes, we're going to do that. >> reporter: obama's campaign is continuing an argument that romney will initiate $5 trillion in tax cuts favoring the wealthy. >> governor romney's proposal that he's been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> virtually everything he just said about my tax plan sin accurate. >> reporter: meanwhile romney's campaign is pleased. >> governor romney was clearly very much in command of the facts last night and
. the nuclear regulatory commission will review the proposal. >>> the government now warning doctors and hospitals not to use any product from the pharmacy that made the steroid suspected in a meningitis outbreak. five people have died, 30 people in six states are ill. we explain all received steroid shots for back pain. >> reporter: sue manor is waiting to see if she gets sick after receiving a steroid injection that may have contained a rare form of meningitis. >> just sort of, okay, we'll research. this and the more i research it, the more worried i get. >> reporter: she is one of 400 patients who got a call from a tennessee clinic saying they may have been ex-supposed to fungal meningitis a rare form of the disease which is not contagious. the outbreak was discovered two weeks ago in tennessee where 18 cases of exposure were report. there are a handful of cases in virginia, maryland, florida and north carolina. four victims have died. all the victims got sick after getting steroid injections most for back pain. >> none of us has seen anything like this where a medication injected
. the government can provide the service at lower cost and without a profit. >> in control, assertive, presidential. while barack obama kept his eyes and his energy low. >> it's very rare that there's such a clear triumph of one side over the other. >> at a rally in denver, the president admitted he got surprised. >> when i got on to the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. >> later today, at a huge rally in wisconsin, the president charged romney changed what he said. >> he may do a tap dance and a two step, but if you want to be president, then you owe the american people the truth. >> some felt mr. obama owed them a better debate. >> he looked like he was tired, drained. >> i think he didn't have practice. >> you're more worried that obama might lose now? >> no, not really. >> obama strategists hint the boss learned a lesson. >> he'll review it, if he wants to make some changes in the next debate, he'll do so. >> romney strategists claim all the change about their guy was his audience. >> people, i think saw for the first time, a lot of people, not in a 30 second
on the government. he now says they were completely wrong. >> they were great great friends. >> new details about an argument between bay area friends that ended with two of them dead and one behind bars. >> in 90 seconds, giants plus a's in the play offs equals baseball fever. the impact for both sides of the bay. >>> play often fever is gripping both sides of the bay. ktvu's amber lee live in san francisco with how businesses are trying to recapture the magic they last saw during the giant's world series win. >> reporter: gasia, it's october orange. a tribute to the giant's success. landmarks such as coit tower are aglow and has businesses seeing green. the w hotel south of market has sold out this weekend at $400 to $500 a room per night. the giants playing the first play off game at home this weekend is the reason for all the hype. >> it's the local residents coming in, not so much the out of towners. they come in and make a whole package deal out of it. >> reporter: across the city in alameda, it's the a's that are bringing out the fans. the team is busiest when the team plays in the road. >
the numbers are crunched by highly trained government employees in secret. >> how much of a secret is that number before you put it out? you can't call me up and tell me what the numbers are going to be. >> i can't tell anyone. it is a complete secret. >> in fact, before the released, these workers #r* literally sworno secry. the white house does not see their work until it is done. >>> more than 550 jobs will be available at the next abc7 job journal hire event. it will take place in emeryville from noon until 4:00 on wednesday. >>> well, back to what we started with at the top and all of the things going on this weekend and whether the weather will cooperate. >> at least we know it won't be raining on us. sandhya patel is here. >> that's right. carolynndan,t will be a dry forecast is weekend. eck out the blue angels. this was sent to me -- it was posted on facebook by brandy m. she said "i was checking out the blue angels" as we were practicing. and of course a gorgeous shot there. we will see a mix of sun and clouds. let's check out live doppler 7hd. and here is a glimpse of wha
. >> but the wheels of government run slowly. the u.s. epa rarely grants state waivers. the last one was after hurricane katrina. because california has special restrictions to ensure we have the cleanest gasoline in the world, the state must sign off first. >> you have another layer of government activity that has to take place legally. >> as painful as the prices are, not everyone thinks california should switch to winter blend so soon when temperatures can still be on the high side. just this week parts of the state suffered through a heat wave when summer fuels can help fight off health damaging pollution. >> the cleaner gasoline is a key control measure. it cuts the emission that is causes smog and sends people to hospitals and emergency rooms. >> with the exxon mobile torrence factory back on line, supplies should increase. wholesale prices dropped 40 to 50 cents, but it won't be reflected at the pump until next week, so expect prices to stay high a few more days. long-term, the oil industry said california needs to expand infrastructure, build nor refineries, pipeline and storage, but t
of government run slowly. epa rarely grants state waivers. because california has special restrictions to ensure we have the cleanest gasoline in the world the state must sign off first. >> you have another layer of government activity that has to take place legally. >> reporter: as painful the prices are, not everyone thinks that california should switch so-so soon. just this week. parts of the state suffered through a heat wave where summer fuels can help fight off pollution. >>> cleaner burning gasoline is a key control measure. it cuts the emissions and causes smog. >> reporter: with the exxon mobil refinery back on line, supply should increase. wholesale prices dropped 40-50 cents but it won't be reflected at the pump until next week. so expect prices to stay high for the next few days. oil industry says california needs to expand infrastructure, build more refineries and pipelines but that is not as easy as it seems. >> the difficulty that californians love their environment. they don't want to have facilities that they perceive to be degrading that environment. on the other hand, they wan
the danger and instability in eastern libya it did not however ask the government for security upgrades. stevens was killed along with three other americans in an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >>> there is new information coming in this morning surrounding the deadly shooting of a u.s. border patrol agent last week. the border patrol union says agent nicholas io vie apparently open -- ivy apparently opened fire on two his colleagues thinking they were armed smugglers. the shooting happened in a hilly area known for ill leal trafficking -- illegal trafficking. >>> a backpack found in a suburb belongs to a missing girl. ridgeway was last seen leaving for school on friday. she was not reported missing for eight hours because her mother works the overnight shift and missed calls from the school. >>> republican presidential nominee mitt romney will give a foreign speech today criticizing president obama as a weak leader on the stage. jacqueline fells is in our washington, d.c. newsroom. >> reporter: pam, mitt romney's campaign is offering fresh details this morning on how would r
by the chinese government can be used to spy on the united states. the house intelligence committee conducted a year-long investigation and said chinese companies wa wfrnltsei and zte are a threat to security. the equipment is used in telephone networks, cell phone towers, internet server farms and other communications. in a separate but related piece of news, telecom equipment maker sysco is accusing zte of reselling equipment to the iranians in violation of u.s. law. reuters says sysco has ended its businessness relationship with zte. the chairman of the house committee on intelligence suggests no one, not verizon, comcast, at&t should buy equipment from wawei or zte. critics of the report say if congress is really being genuine that chinese products could be doctored in a way to stop spying, why stop at those two? after all, parts of just about any device including sysco's or apple's or hp's or any other company tend to be made in china. back to you. >> thank you, scott. >>> let's check back in with christina loren to find out what's happening outside. fill us in on the forecast. what's ha
the attention of the california senators, dianne feinstein and barbara boxer. they want a government investigation. and also governor jerry brown once the release of the winter blend to help ease the price at the pump. >> the update that was found dead. they called police after they found this woman unresponsive. they have contacted the fbi to conduct a murder investigation as authorities to continue to search for clues. and the missing family vehicle. meanwhile, friends, family are holding a candlelight vigil in her honor tonight. j.r. stone is standing by live. j.r.? >> yes there is a large showing tonight with over 200 people. to give their support. they are meeting at the end of the cul-de-sac large showing. the family did not expect this many people. i spoke with those people that did not even know susie koo they are not happy about what happened and they just came out here to show all their support. reporting live, j.r. stone, kron4 news. >> we're always dra fast tra neighborhoo crim but there has been home burglaries in redwood city. here is the neighborhood. they are targetin
. tomorrow's topic, the role of government. big versus small. >>> one of the most hotly contested local races is in san jose where there's a push to raise the minimum wage. it gets its import from low wage workers and labor groups. big money is being spent on defeating measure d. >> do i look like i'm worth $8? no. >> both sides are turning up the volume over measure d. the chamber of commerce released a 22 page report. bottom line, up to 2800 jobs would vanish. san jose's minimum wage went from $8 to $10. labor costs would go up. businesses would have to lay off or reduce worker's hours. since more than half the workers live outside of san jose, they would spend the extra income outside the city. >> if you add it up, it doesn't make a lot of sense to me. >> mayor chuck reid is worried about spending $600,000 to hire inspectors. >> it will have to come from somewhere. should i take it from the police department? should i take it from the library? >> the california restaurant association paid $11,000 for the report. the main author denied any charges of bias. >> because people often com
our questions. today's topic, the role of government, big versus small. >>> jerry sandusky still maintains his innocence but a judge sentenced him to decades behind bars. cbs reporter randall pinkston has more from the courthouse. >> reporter: jerry sandusky wore a red prison jumpsuit and said nothing as he entered court to hear his sentence. the judge ordered him to spend 30 to 60 years behind bar or as the judge put it the rest of his life. it was his first public appearance since he was convicted in june on 45 counts of sexually abusing 10 boys. sandusky made a rambling state first saying i didn't do these alleged disgusting acts. he said he came to court hoping to his his wife there to support him. he said he misses his family and dog and read a letter from a child he said his charity helped. >> jerry never flinched from his position that he was innocent and that he wanted the opportunity to prove his innocence and that he would not entertain any plea offer. >> reporter: the most emotional moments of the hearing came from the victims all three in tears as they recalled being
reports that three explosions rocked a government-controlled district in aleppo. >>> now let's head to wall street. cnbc's mandy drury is at the new york stock exchange. good morning to you, mandy. >> good morning to you as well, natalie. today we're watching the private sector jobs report for some clues as to what kind of report we're going to get on friday when the big government payrolls report comes out. at this stage economists are expecting 153,000 jobs were created in the month of september. and apple shares are in focus once again as there are some reports out that asian component suppliers of apple have begun mass production of a smaller tablet computer that apparently is smaller than the current ipad. we're all waiting for that as well. back to you. >> wonder if it will be in time for the holidays. mandy drury, thanks so much. >>> the self-proclaimed world's best dad is at it again. david engeldow and his 20-month-old daughter have become famous online for their photos that show sarcastically why dave's the greatest dad. after their appearance on her show last week where a
hasn't been seen or heard from since august 13th. that's the last date of contact. u.s. government investigation has gone cold until a disturbing video clip appeared monday on the facebook page of supporters for syrian president bashar al assad. it had been posted on youtube six days ago. a warning, some viewers may find the following video upsetting. it shows austin theiss being led away. blindfolded and in broken arabic, he recites portions of a prayer, and then shows signs of distre distress. >> oh, jesus. >> reporter: the disturbing video was not released on any known extremist website. the state department can't verify whether the man in the video is austin theiss, but friends say the man featured is the 41-year-old former marine. some suggested that the video may be staged, pointing to the clothing that is native to afghanistan, not syria, and the forced recitation of a prayer. >> almost as if they watched tapings and video clips of men and fighters in afghanistan and tried to mimic their behavior, but did so in a very poor manor. >> reporter: before theiss vanished, he had b
you why -- coming up. >>> the government is issuing new health warnings about knew trishal supplements. the report found problems with one out of every five supplements. some ved federal law by claiming to cure diabetes or cancer. one submitted a college term paper as proof of its claims. >>> for the fourth year in a row, the birthrate is down. but this -- might not be a bad sign. the government said there was a 1% decline births in 20101 -- 2011. but in recent years, the decline came in at 2% or 3%. experts say this could be a sign that people are more confident in the economy and are ready to grow their family. >>> 7:25. well, oraw kell's world conference continues today at the moscone center. but the big event is appreciation night on treasure island. last night, crews -- crews were out there testing all of the lights for the concert. pearl jam is the headliner, the kings of leon and "x" will be featured. if you want to be at this concert, you will have to have an approved wristband from the openworld event. >>> let's check in with sal. how is 101? >> 101 at 880, it's very slow. the
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